THE IKOUII BOOK PROJECT
INSIDE THEIR STUDIO: Artists with disabilities and their collaborators brings together 30 artists from 10 different countries, the publication draws together a range of practices and provides a rare glimpse into the artists studio practices, inspirations and personal journeys. Since its release in 2020, the INSIDE THEIR STUDIO book has been sold worldwide in 13 countries. The book featuring artists who identify with a disability is now included in the collection of several universities and libraries across the United States, including RIT/Rochester Institute of Technology and Gallaudet University.
The first edition included artists who work in painting, poetry, sculpture, dance, performance and installation arts. Atlanta, London, Mumbai, Sydney, are just a few of the locations where artists spanning the globe brought readers inside their studio. The intention behind the project was to reiterate that individuals with disabilities can not only have enriching experiences in the arts, but can also be invaluable assets as artists, art professionals, and patrons.
Aleatha Lindsay is an Atlanta based award-winning multi-disciplinary artist, independent curator, disability advocate, and published author. She is a graduate of Georgia State University, Russell Sage College, as well as Savannah College of Art & Design where she holds a Master of Arts in Creative Business Leadership. Trained in classical ballet since the age of 7, she studied Dance Movement Therapy in Corfu, Greece under the direction of Dr. Danielle L. Fraenkel. After completing her studies, she went on to pursue posts in the mental health, arts community development, and special education arenas. She has held curatorial and leadership roles at several arts organizations in the metro Atlanta area including Kudzu Art Zone, Art Center and Gallery.
Deaf from the age of 2, she credits her early exposure to the arts with helping her overcome the challenges related to her disability. Her work has been purchased by collectors nationally and exhibited in Atlanta, New York, Spain, Morocco, and Norway.
Lindsay is the Founder and Curator of The Ikouii Creative, an organization that supports artists with disabilities globally and assists organizations in adopting more inclusive attitudes. The Ikouii Creative serves artists worldwide, in countries including the United States, Canada, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Israel, and India. The organization offers a diverse spectrum of exhibitions, events, and programs to amplify its impact in the arts sector.
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INSIDE THEIR STUDIO: Deaf & Disabled Artists Reshaping the Arts
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INSIDE THEIR STUDIO: Deaf & Disabled Artists Reshaping the Arts is a publication that brings together artists living with disabilities who practice in a range of mediums and provides a rare glimpse into the artists’ studio practices, inspirations and personal journeys. Features artists living with disabilities from the BiPOC, LGBTQIA, Neurodivergent, and other communities. The 2nd edition of an ongoing book project by The Ikouii Creative.
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Ships in June.